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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Administrative Assistant - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis in Houston, Texas

The Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis (EMC) is an interdisciplinary, basic science research department that conducts groundbreaking research aimed at defining the mechanisms controlling normal cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, and survival as well as mechanisms controlling genome maintenance to identify the aberrations in these processes that drive cancer.

Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis (


Faculty Administrative Support

  • Provide support for assigned faculty members, including preparation of manuscripts, educational and research materials.

  • Work with faculty and laboratory staff to create and edit documents.

  • Ensure timely submission of required reports/documents by tracking stages, alerting investigators, and initiating response process.

  • Maintain faculty CVs using FIS and keep publications up to date in myNCBI.

  • Compile reports and create and format presentations.

  • Develop and determine priorities and monitor the status of special projects.

  • Obtain proper approvals for travel, make travel arrangements, and prepare expense reports for faculty and lab personnel, following institutional guidelines.

  • Arrange videoconferences and meetings, including booking rooms, catering, and equipment.

  • Prepare and distribute meeting minutes.

  • Maintain faculty calendars and files.

Center for Cancer Epigenetics Program Coordination

  • Coordinates the Center for Cancer Epigenetics (CCE) Program as directed by CCE Co-Directors.

  • Specifically, is responsible for administering the pilot project award process; administering the CCE Scholars nomination/award process; administering the Solexa award program; coordinating the CCE distinguished lecturer series; coordinating bi-monthly Center meetings for all program members; and planning and executing an annual retreat for program members.

Departmental Support

  • Pick up and distribute departmental mail.

  • Maintain department office supplies, including supplies for copiers and printers.

  • Serve as a resource to department staff and greet visitors.

  • Submit requests for signage and keys.

  • Provide additional support for departmental activities as needed.

  • Provide back-up support for other support staff in the event of an absence or to alleviate workload.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree


Required: Five years of administrative/secretarial experience. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

Preferred: Administrative experience in a healthcare, academic, or research organization supporting faculty and other various stakeholders.

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 147649

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 62,500

  • Science Jobs: No